MTV’s 16 and Pregnant is an hour-long reality series focusing on the challenging subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5 to 7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, and coming of age—all while dealing with being pregnant.
Each story offers a unique look into the variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, graduating from high school, and finding a job.
Among the six young women in the series, you will meet Catelynn, who chooses to make an adoption plan for her baby, despite ongoing pressure from her family and the family of the baby’s father to parent her child. Catelynn and her boyfriend Tyler worked with a Bethany Christian Services pregnancy counselor from Madison Heights, Michigan in making their decision and planning the adoption they wanted.
The show featuring Catelynn explains how today’s adoptions work—with expectant parents choosing the adoptive parents and forming a relationship. 16 and Pregnant is one of MTV’s most popular shows and Bethany Christian Services is grateful to MTV for presenting a realistic picture of teen pregnancy.
We are also grateful for all the teen Moms and particularly Catelynn and Tyler for so generously sharing their experience.
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